On June 28 we’re hosting the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv — and it’s gonna be a blast!
We have a great lineup of judges who are going to listen to the startup pitches and crown the winner of the Tel Aviv Pitch-Off. Tickets are still available, so grab yours today.
In addition to a few onstage interviews, you’ll get to see 10 companies pitching and fiercely competing for first place.
These startups will have exactly one minute to pitch their product (with no slides) to a panel of local VC judges and TechCrunch editors. At the end of the night, we’ll crown the winner of the Tel Aviv Pitch-Off.
But a competition without prizes is no fun, right? The winner will get a table in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco or Berlin. Second and third places will respectively get two tickets and one ticket for Disrupt Berlin.
So without further ado, here are the 10 startups pitching at the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup:
- HiGrade – Cannabis Analysis
- Upstream Security
A competition wouldn’t be a competition without judges! Please meet the illustrious group who are going to join us onstage next week:
Ilana Golan, Golan Ventures
Ilana Golan is a serial entrepreneur, mentor and investor. Selected as 40 top women to watch in 2016 and Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence for 2017, she brings 20 years of engineering, product, sales, operations and entrepreneurial experience to help primarily Israel-based startups succeed in the U.S. She has worked with many accelerators in the Bay Area, such as Google Launchpad, to mentor and open the right doors to their startups.
Through Golan Ventures, Ilana has created the Bridge of Innovation — bridging corporate innovation efforts with relevant startups that have the solutions needed. She has worked closely with the Israel Chamber of Commerce and Israel Trade to bring the most impact to both sides.
Ilana was involved with dozens of companies in the past years beyond the ones she founded — as investor, advisor, mentor or board member, including Placer, ThinkUp, Givem, Prize4Life, Precise Wellness, Supermetrics.io and many more.
She is interested in smart homes, iOT, AI, Self driving vehicles, AR and social impact.
Ilana started her career as an F-16 flight instructor and was the first woman to become a commander in charge of training of all F-16 pilots.
Ilana is frequently a keynote speaker at conferences and universities, talking about innovation, entrepreneurship and her experience as an F-16 flight instructor, breaking barriers.
Kira Radinsky, eBay
Yifat Oron, LeumiTech CEO
Yifat Oron is the CEO of LeumiTech and is in charge of leveraging Leumi Group’s global capabilities to support technology companies’ financing needs. Yifat has approximately 20 years of experience working with technology companies, in venture capital, banking and consulting. She spent most of her career as a partner at Vertex Venture Capital.
Prior to joining Vertex, Yifat was a technology investment banking associate at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York, during which time she analyzed mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings, fixed income and syndicated financings. Previously, she spent three years at the Directorate of R&D of the Israeli Ministry of Defense where she achieved the rank of Lieutenant in the Economics, Budget & Control Department.
At 34, Yifat was selected as one of the promising “40 under 40” in the High-Tech and venture capital category. She has served on leading technology companies’ boards, and is a speaker at many of the prominent high-tech conferences in Israel and around the world.
Yifat holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc. in Economics and Management from the Technion.